Architectural Details: Classic Pages from Architectural Graphic Standards 1940 - 1980

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This book offers a wealth of valuable, hard-to-find technicalinformation on mid-twentieth-century building materials andsystems, all carefully selected from the Fourth (1951) throughSeventh (1981) editions of Ramsey/Sleeper's acclaimed ArchitecturalGraphic Standards. A key reference for architects, builders, andeducators whose work involves building maintenance and restoration,it brings back into print hundreds of pages that no longer appearin the current edition of Architectural Graphic Standards but whichhave real value and relevance for today's architecturalpractice.
Chapters include data and details for residential design, siteworkand landscaping, stairs, fireplaces, energy-related issues such assun shading and solar control, and more. Of particular interest isthe information-on topics such as stonework and terra cotta, plankand beam framing, roofing systems, mill construction, and pneumatictube conveyors-concerning systems and techniques no longer used incontemporary design but still found in buildings subject toremodeling and adaptive reuse.
Throughout, the book is made easy to use with the help of usefulguidance on the interpretation of the older pages and annotationsplacing the material in a CSI MasterFormat(TM) context.
Filled with well-presented visual examples that offer importantpractical insights into the evolution of twentieth-century designand practice, this unique volume is an important working tool and avaluable addition to every architectural library.

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Contents

DIMENSIONS OF THE HUMAN FIGURE 3
3
GARAGES AND DRIVEWAYS 9
9
BUS DATA 15
15
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About the author (2001)

Donald Watson, FAIA, Editor, Rensselaer, New York.

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